There are recent speculations which reveal the possible adverse effects of fluoride to health.
Fluoride in high levels is detrimental to health, and since it is present in the water we drink, can you imagine its side-effects on our wellbeing?
There have been numerous discussions on whether fluoride leads to negative or positive effects, but newest studies have revealed that it is actually detrimental to your health. High fluoride levels have been found to lead to neurotoxicity in adults, and negative effects on the brain, memory and learning skills.
The Journal of Epidemiological & Community Health published a study which found a link between fluoride and thyroid problems, which lead to obesity and depression.
According to this study “In many areas of the world, hypothyroidism is a major health concern and in addition to other factors — such as iodine deficiency—fluoride exposure should be considered as a contributing factor. The findings of the study raise particular concerns about the validity of community fluoridation as a safe public health measure.”
A compilation of 27 studies at the Harvard School of Public Health and China Medical University in Shenyang revealed strong evidence that fluoride negatively affects the cognitive development in children.
Fluoride damages the pineal gland, interferes with the function of the thyroid, damages oral health, affects brain functions, damages bones and harms overall health.]
On the other hand, even though it has been considered to be a potent tooth decay preventor for decades, there are no studies that can confirm this.
It is a fact that even 70% of United States water supplies contain fluoride, therefore, there is a need of widespread repercussions.